The other day Bossy was cleaning out her clothes closet, where cleaning out equals staring for long periods of time followed by napping.
Bossy believes in editing one’s clothes until all that remains are the most beloved and relevant things — but Bossy isn’t so sure about the rule that suggests items should be tossed if not worn within a full calendar year, because trends have a habit of returning. What’s old is new again.
For instance, much to Bossy’s mom’s chagrin, the bellbottoms of Bossy’s childhood came back a few years ago:
And then, just to spite Bossy’s friend Amy, who stood in a rest stop Starbucks in 2007 and warned Bossy she was going to summon What Not To Wear if Bossy didn’t stop wearing her old Levis, ha, skinny leg jeans came back!
In fact, some things are so classic they never really go away:
This got Bossy contemplating why certain trends never circle back.
As another example, the wigs of Louis XIV never truly reappeared. Unless you count Howard Stern:
Many of the trends which used to flatter the figure are lost to history:
And what was so wrong with the feather-in-the-hat trend? It covered a multitude of bad hair days:
And speaking of the feather-in-the-hat trend:
And finally, Bossy’s last example of an earlier trend that is sadly gone forever: